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, colorado and ohio. yesterday, obama toured the aftermath of hurricane sandy in new jersey along with governor chris christie who had nothing but kind words for the president. >> has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> the governor has said he has no intention of bringing romney to new jersey to survey the storm's damage. christie aides are denying any sort of rift with the romney campaign saying it is just about dealing with the storm and not about presidential politics. but one of the main political speculations here is that christie thinks romney has no chance of winning and he is setting himself up for a run in 2016. >>> romney has a good cause to be worried if the polls have anything to say about it. president obama is ahead six points in iowa. that's coming from the nbc news "wall street journal" morris poll. the president's also up by three in wisconsin and two in new hampshire. two
in attitude? it's called a momentum shift. >> obama: governor christie throughout this process has been responsive and aggressive and i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his compassion for the people of our state. >> jennifer: that's called political euphoria occurring when state, local, and federal officials of both parties work together to do what is in the best interests of the people. let's hope it is contagious. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: today is a great day to be a democrat, and progressive. it is going to be a great night in "the war room" all of you political junkies. sit back and get ready for some political euphoria. there are a whole batch of swing-state polls out today and the president is up in the vast majority. the president now has a five-point lead in ohio. we're going to turn ohio blue and you just keep watching these numbers up here. the president has a two-point lead, again, according to polls today, in virginia a very narrow one-point lead in florida. and according to a
obama is three points ahead of governor romney among likely voters, 50%-47%. the same survey shows president obama winning women there by 16 points and lower income voters by 30 points. now governor romney on the other hand leads with men by 13 points. he has an advantage of six points with people making more than $50,000 a year. the other fresh ohio poll from the conservative-leaning rasmussen has president obama and governor romney tied. we'll go to cleveland and henry gomez. welcome inside the watch "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you're welcome. who has the advantage, president obama or governor romney. >> you have to give it to president obama virtue of the fact that he won here four years ago, and his organizers never left the state. they were heavily involved last year about an issue to repeal collective bargaining restrictions that the republicans placed into law. >> jennifer: are you guys getting tired of seeing these candidates there every single day, several times a day? >> they're everywhere. as you mentioned the president had three events here tod
. >> obama: governor romney talks about small businesses but governor, when you were in massachusetts, small businesses development ranked about 48th i think out of 46 in massachusetts because the policies you're promoting don't help small businesses. >> cenk: i don't know if he did it on purpose but i loved that. he accidentally said he ranked 48th and then all of the fact checkers said no, actually he was third from the bottom not second. how about bain? you didn't create jobs. that wasn't your job. as we showed you in the commercial, he thought his job was to harvest profits out of the companies and if he left them to die well so be it. in fact, he did leave a lot of them to die. this guy has no credentials on job creation. and his proposals are identical to bush's and maybe even worse because they even further right wing. that's the reality. that's what i think president obama should have focused on this entire time. he did a pretty decent job with this campaign but i would have hit hard on those categories bu
events. >> exactly. >> obama: i have spoken to all of the governors in all of these states we have pre-positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. >> and everybody on the local level have backed that up. 1-800-steph-1-2 is the number to call that's 1-800-steph-1-2. let's talk to don in florida about privatizing fema. hey, don. >> caller: yeah, thanks for taking my call. i have a political strategy for ohio actually a democratic one. but romney is trying to do whatever he can to get any press coverage he can possibly get. these food thing, i heard he called these governors and all of this stuff. i know he has been running for president for the last 20 years it seems, he wouldn't even be in the picture but he is just trying to get his name out there, because obama and the storm will get all of the reaction. >> and it seems like him calling the governors would be just getting in the way. >> and what a coincidence he is doi
on the campaign trail today. inin the home stretch president obama and governor romney both wanted to be the hope of change coming up. >> current tv knows there are two sides to every story. >> i have no control on my side! >> this is south jet 227, we are here we go! brace for impact! >> you saved a lot of lives. << uh! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while there are two sides to every story... >> it's a lie. ... in the end, there's only one truth. >> flight. only in theaters no
: well according to most polls and surveys, president obama and governor romney are in a dead heat for the election. but survey monkey does have useful and unusually insights on the race. dave goldberg joins us, great to have you on the show. >> thanks. >> gavin: you're suggesting that the swing states are tighter than some of the other sort of the blended averages of the other polls. >> what we're seeing right now the swing states are very tight. right now, you know, we're showing most of the same toss up states. we're showing romney lightly ahead in ohio. but we're showing obama ahead in virginia. these are within the margin of error, plus or minus 1%. the national number which has been consistent, we show obama .8%. what we're seeing is some places are very different. florida, we have consistently felt solid romney for a long time. a lot of people still have that as a toss up. >> gavin: this last week's poll that shows obama lead. >> yes yes. i think the race is closer than some of the pollsters and pundits say. i think it's too close to call. i don't think we would say that oba
bloomberg. governor cuomo. governor chris christie. president obama. and when we are fortunate enough to see the president-elected to that second term, that group needs to take this agenda to congress and pass it within 100 days. lead gentlemen! lead! and we, you and i, need to pressure them to do it. the hurricane has forced the issue. now it is up to us to take action on it for the good of the nation. joining me now via skype is james west, editor of climate desk who has been reporting on the aftermath of the storm. james is coming to us from the ground in new york and for the latest, he's going to tell us what's going on. thanks so much for joining us in "the war room" tonight james. >> governor, great to be here. >> jennifer: all right. so you have toured -- let me get to the basics here and get some information out to our viewers. you've toured some of the most devastated areas like breezy point in queens and you also filmed that video that we just saw of the gas station in brooklyn. can you tell us what d
strung in to action immediately to get those things. >> obama: governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm, and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure the people in new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so i just want to thank him for his extrordanaire leadership and partnership. >> ahhhhh! >> i can't imagine what is going on in the romney camp. >> stephanie: no. and they don't know how to respond. kevin madden or whatever his name is -- even they realize that they are in the middle of a national disaster. chris christie. >> i discussed all of those issues today with the president, and i'm pleased to report he has sprung into action immediately while we were riding in the car together. so i want to thank him for that. i think is our sixth conversation since the weekend. >> ahhhhh! cooperation! ah! >> that's another c word they hate, cooperation. >> stephanie: yeah he has been up a
with president obama and governors and other mayors. what was president obama's message to you? >> i heard you played part of the -- i guess a clip from his speech. president obama is singularly focused on making sure that states and cities -- governors and mayors on the call -- he wants to make sure that the department of homeland security and fema do everything they possibly can. i've never heard the president so serious so direct, so focused and literally kind of listening as a civilian though to the commander in chief. he's directing his forces to make sure that all of us get what we need and said basically at the end if you're not getting something, call me directly at the white house. i'm going to be up pretty late for the next couple of days. >> jennifer: there's nothing more reassuring than that. >> no. >> jennifer: than getting the phone number from the president in case you need something. >> who are you going to call? you know, i'm going to call the president of the united states. i think i'll get something d
president obama winning. they're mad at math! that's awesome! it's go time! [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> obama: hello wisconsin! governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman. >> romney: he has a campaign slogan as moving forward. >> is it wrong for one man to love another man? >> romney: jeep is thinking of moving all production to china. >> chrysler c.e.o. said it's simply not true. >> will you endorse president obama? >> yes. his entire strategy is a in flame others. >> obama: we're all in this together. we rise or fall at one nation. >> cenk: hey jeb he wants to blame your brother because it's your brother's fault. he's the schmuck that got us into the recession in the first place. kind of convenient for you to forget. president obama is talking about how we all have to stick together in times of emergencies like we had in sandy speaking in wisconsin. >> obama: when disaster strikes we see all the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away. there are no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. >> [ cheers and applause ]
. >> governor chris christie said president obama has been on pop of things. >> it's nice to see chris christie not being political in this situation. >> he just asked him what do you need and here is my number. >> pretty much. he said that they spoke on the phone at midnight and fema has been incredibly responsive. >> unlike under certain other presidents. >> governor christy was asked about president obama's response, and here is what he said. >> the president called me at about 2:15 this afternoon. it was just the two of us on the phone. we had a conversation. and the president wanted to know if we had everything we needed. i told him we did. he wanted to check on the cooperation with fema. i said it was excellent, because it is. he said if i was not getting something from the federal government that i should call him directly at the white house, and he was going to be here, and not worry about dealing with anybody else, deal with him. >> there's that 3:00 am phone call. >> yeah. we were talking about that yesterday too, if you get rid of that federal aid it's probl
on federal land and waters in half. >> obama: not true. >> romney: how much did you cut them. >> obama: not true. governor, we produced more oil. >> cenk: yeah, i'm more pro-oil more pro-coal and then i brag that i drill more than president bush. and then bragging how romney isn't pro coal enough. i was. >> listening to governor romney talking about how he was the champion of coal. when he was the governor, he stood in front of a coal fire plant and said this plant kills people. now he's running around talking like he's mr. coal. come on. come on. you know that's not on the level. does anybody ever actually look at that guy and think he's really into coal? >> cenk: ha, ha, ha, romney is not into coal enough. if you elect an democrat we'll really be into coal. even into coal even more. climate change, mtv who gives a damn about that. and did it help? did your strategy a piece oil and coal, did it help? no, super pacs run by the coal and oil industries are running this ad against president obama any way. >> we can build on that rock for generations to come. but our current leadership in
obama. and the goal here, of course, with governor romney is that its everything that i can think of that has happened in this country that is negative is due to president obama. it enforces his primary club he has been trying to use against the president. he has to use it in a way that misrepresents what is going on. not only are the numbers for october good, but august and september were revised upwards. so we have a trend in employment here that is good news for the american people across the board. >> eliot: that's exactly right. 8% was the emotionally important threshold with unemployment above 8% mitt romney had an easier time, using that as a club where it has settled below 8% whether it's 7.8 harder for him to do that. looking at the sector where jobs were created every sector had growth even in manufacturing. >> yes, there is more growth in the service industry, health industry, but these are not high paying jobs being created. he didn't focus on that, and that was a mistake for him. what people are feeling is not the unemployment rate number is 7.8 or 7.9 but the concern
, chris christie. he is saying lots of nice things about president obama today, and president obama is going up to new jersey today to tour the storm-ravaged areas with governor chris christie. good morning, everybody, welcome to the "full court press" right here on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station this wednesday morning. halloween, trick or treat. halloween has not been canceled or postponed, aren't you happy you will have all of those kids at your door this evening, begging for candy, unless you are taking your kids out on your own to let them beg for candy. glad to see you today, thank you for joining the show and encourage you to take full participation in the show give us a call at 866-55-press, go on twitter and join us @bpshow, facebook, at facebook@billpressshow, or go in the chat room at current.com. just click on the chat room and be connected with all of your fellow full court pressers from across the country. and carey, good friend of the program, hi, kerry good to see you. >> good to be here bill. >> bill: you have your al
, the political ram any occasions. what has it done to the campaign and to people with president obama and romney. >> i told the governors if they're getting an answer no from the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> some republicans even praising the president. unbelievable. we'll show that you when we come back. later, the elbow of the day also has to do with climate change. can you guess who's getting it? t.y.t., young tucker. in a dive! here we go! brace for impact! >> you saved a lot of lives. << uh! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so
. it didn't happen for four long years, but a week before the election. here comes president obama into new jersey, and he's going to be working hand in hand with governor chris christie in new jersey as they go around the state trying to see what people need for rescue clean up and rebuilding. boy did they have high praise for one another. here is chris christie first talking about the president. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since the storm hit. this is our sixth conversation since the weekend, and it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people have elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. it's my honor to introduce to all of you the president of the united states. >> cenk: i have to keep it real with you. that's my job. i love how they care about the people of new jersey and, etc. etc. when it comes to policy the romney people have to be ripping their hair out. they have to be despiting chris despising chris christie right now. right
. president obama is coming to new jersey tomorrow to see the devastation firsthand with governor christie along with fema representatives and you know, right now, we can see pictures. we see the pictures of the iconic boardwalk. ripped up and the wood strewn across the streets. we see the downtowns of these communities inundated with sand and ocean water. and of course, we see those shots of the ferris wheel actually on these piers partially submerged in the water. it really is an appear okay apocalyptic scene on the jersey shore. obviously the cost in terms of damage in the billions and that's what fema and the president, of course, will be looking to lend a hand with tomorrow. >> jennifer: t.j., has everybody on the ground been accounted for? >> reporter: well, all i can tell you is that you know, those searches continue. many of the firefighters and the police, their own headquarters, many of them flooded. were fanned out yesterday and they were rescuing dozens of people who had to be either snatched from thei
applying since kindergarten. >> obama: on the closing weeks of this campaign governor romney has been using all of his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our countries so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up for the last four years. and he is offering them up at change. >> stephanie: exactly. and bloomberg that's huge his endorsement of the president. michael in new york. hey, michael? >> caller: hey, there sexy liberal momma. >> caller: how are you doing honey, you got power? >> caller: yeah i never lost it. but my heart and prayers are out to the others that did lost it. great show at the sexy liberal, and why the marathon is still going on. >> stephanie: why is that? >> caller: because bloomberg is absolutely insane in the membrane. and then let me mention something about the distance between obama and romney. obama has been responding to all of those affected by sandy. i'm going to be on with the governor tomorrow night. she is awesome. "stephanie miller show." [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: it's hot actress
candidates in florida their closing arguments. >> obama: it's not true. the companies themselves has told governor romney to knock it off. he tried to change the facts. just because it's an inconvenience to your case, it's not change. >> cenk: i has a good argument for his case, is he going to win? is he going to win? we'll find out which way the swing state of nevada is going to go. >> politics and gambling are becoming in incompatible. you can't stay at a trump property. you can't stay at sheldon adelson hotel. you can't stay at steve wynn's hotel either. >> cenk: i love this one. the ridiculous efforts to get black voters. >> it's a big lie that democrats are for black americans and republicans are against black americans. abraham who freed the slaves was a republican. >> cenk: and so was alexander the great if we're going back to history--awesome. and the elbow of the day who's head is it going to land on? you'll love it. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> obama: it's good to be back. >> romney: if the president is re-elected he still will be unable to work with the people in progress
worked since president obama has been in the white house. again, it is not just me saying this there's been nothing but praise for fema and craig if fugate from republican governors. mcdonnell in virginia. chris christie in new jersey. even bobby jindal in louisiana. have praised the fact right now there is a close partnership between the white house and the governor's republican and democratic governors. but listen talk about fema. paul ryan, his budget cut -- "new york times" reports this morning. congressional republicans cut 43% out of the primary fema grants that pay for disaster preparedness. remember eric cantor. remember peter, eric cantor, the hurricane struck his district fema wanted to go in there. they wanted more money because of some of the disasters. they asked for more money to deal with the earthquake. even in cantor's district. he said no. we're not going to give fema anymore money unless you cut money from healthcare, you know. so they've been -- anti-disaster relief and again, mitt romney
enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> obama: at the top of my list i have to say that governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. i want to thank all the first responders who have been involved in this process the lines men the firefighters, the folks who were in here shoveling out people who were supposed to get the hell out and didn't, you helped to save a lot of lives and a lot of property. our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it's true because of good preparation the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been. but for those individual families obviously you know, their world has been torn apart. we need to make sure that everybody whose lo
in politically as dave said, this plays into president obama's hands, if you will. he looks more presidential. he has done an incredible job. chris christie, the fact that he's not only a republican governor, but a romney surrogate, a romney spokesman only amplifies how much this makes the president look better. >> eliot: look guys, i think that's exactly right. i think chris christie and president obama big winners here. mitt romney gnashing his teeth but folks know what needs to be done. i don't want to impugn him. he's just in a tough bind right now. i want to pivot if we might. i want to talk about something that we don't talk often enough which is the united states senate races. some of the races that have been close, in particular virginia, missouri. which way do you think the senate ends up going. >> the two that you cited virginia and missouri, i see them trending towards the democrats. and mc mccatskill drew the best opponent possible in todd akin. she's going to survive in a single digit victory. i don't think much is going to change with the united states senate. i think the republican
on what you're supposed to do. >> this is not a time to be stupid. >> we picked up the-- >> obama: fema personnel working with government. >> more droughts, more of this. >> you can't have fema for every state. >> pushing record storm surge. >> the governor ordered all of businesses in and around this area to be shut down. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. >> today it is extremely dangerous and. >> cenk: already, we're going to talk about alfas sets of hurricane sandy and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing i
picked up the-- >> obama: fema personnel working with government. >> more droughts, more of this. >> you can't have fema for every state. >> pushing record storm surge. >> the governor ordered all of businesses in and around this area to be shut down. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. >> today it is extremely dangerous and. >> cenk: already, we're going to talk about alfas sets of hurricane sandy and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing it. here is a collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref
men. it's a delicate issue full of nuance unless you're romney surrogate and former governor of new hampshire john sunuunuu. >> we have to wonder if that's an endorsement based on issue or if he has a slightly different reason he prefers president obama. when you have someone in your own race you're proud of being president of the united states i applaud cool inpowell for voting for him. >> eliot: did john sununu say that over the line. that is criticized in a way that's bad or simply making an observation that says, hey racial pride is a legitimate thing so colin powell go ahead and go for it. >> i think he was out of line. having him change his position flip flop just hours after the statement tells you right there that he was out of line and it's offensive to a decorated general of this country. but i think it understand lines a deeper tone in this republican party, and the whole race this year. i think it underlines a tone particularly latinos. you look at a party that has veered away to the right on issues like the dream act around immigration reform. you see a party that's--th
powell is behind barack obama again. >> he the president got us out of war, and did not get us in any new wars i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on with respect to governor romney i have the utmost respect for him. but as i listen to what his proposals are, especially with respect to dealing with our most significant issue with the economy, it's cut taxes and compensate for that with other things. but that compensation does not cover all of the cuts intended or the new expenses associated with defense. >> cenk: so interesting intelligent comments about mitt romney foreign policy and domestic policy. but john sunuunu has a different idea why colin powell is backing barack obama. >> frankly when you take a look at colin powell. you have to wonder if that is based on issues or is there a slightly different reason for preferring barack obama. >> what reason would that be. >> when you have someone from your own race who is president obama, i applaud powell for standing for him. >> cenk: the neo-cons and the fact that powell is crossing the republicans--no, no, no. this is what
right. the president on romney's -- >> obama: he says no these weren't taxes. these were fees. but keep in mind, there were higher fees to be a barber. higher fees to become a nurse. >> stephanie: yeah. when mitt romney was governor of massachusetts. okay. by the way, i was talking about how romney surrogates make me barf. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] they make baby jesus cry i think. so john sununu, when he said colin powell only endorsed president because he's black he's done this -- think progress did like five -- would you like the fun facts? he also said as you recall, obama doesn't understand the american system because he spent his early years in hawaii smoking something. the next set of years in indonesia. he said i wish this president would learn how to be american. he was talking -- >> cuban-born palestinian. you're not american. >> stephanie: sununu described it as disengaged and dismissed the possibility he could do better. you're not that bright. you can't get better prepared. when the pr
much did you cut them. >> obama: not true. governor, we produced more oil. >> cenk: yeah, i'm more pro-oil more pro-coal and then i brag that i drill more than president bush. and then bragging how romney isn't pro coal enough. i was. >> listening to governor romney talking about how he was the champion of coal. when he was the governor, he stood in front of a coal fire plant and said this plant kills people. now he's running around talking like he's mr. coal. come on. come on. you know that's not on the level. does anybody ever actually look at that guy and think he's really into coal? >> cenk: ha, ha, ha, romney is not into coal enough. if you elect an democrat we'll really be into coal. even into coal even more. climate change, mtv who gives a damn about that. and did it help? did your strategy a piece oil and coal, did it help? no super pacs run by the coal and oil industries are running this ad against president obama any way. >> we can build on that rock for generations to come. but our current leadership in washington has taken us down a different path. a path paved by heavy-han
that f-ing light switch. >> yeah, governor christie is not only a governor, but the governor of a democratic state, and what were his options anyway? what was he going to do criticize president obama when he responded so well -- >> bill: then obama would say, i guess we'll give that money to connecticut instead. [ laughter ] >> well, of course not, but christie was acting like a governor that made the calculation if there was a way he had to be this was the way. either way it didn't help romney. >> bill: not at all. we just talked to congressman gary peters representing the very district where this chrysler jeep plant is located in toledo and the romney campaign is certainly implying that as a result of the bailout, chrysler's plans are to move the jeep plant to china. gary peters has said it is totally untrue along with a lot of other people. can romney get away with that? >> this has turned into the 11th-hour ad wars but the most interesting has been what is playing out in ohio right now. it's almost not even the bailout it is the notion of job outsou
. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. we're glad you're feeling betterrish. president obama heads to atlantic city this afternoon. he's going to tour the storm damage with governor chris christie who has been very complimentary to him by the way. speak with people in the aftermath and thank first responders. the campaign is out with a new web video today featuring campaign manager jim messina talking about the work the president's doing to coordinate with local and state officials in the aftermath of sandy and also the importance of donation to the red cross. he then is going to shift back into campaign mode in this video and here he talks about an emphasis on early voting. >> don't believe the polls. you don't need to. early voting has started across the country. we have actual results to report and those results show clearly the president will win re-election if we do what we need to do. >> yea! 4.4 million people have already voted. he goes on to encourage volunteers to dig deep. mitt romney spending the da
obama. but gary johnson should be noted could play a bigger role here because he is the two-term governor of a neighboring state. gary johnson has made a big push for the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana. and he has been saying to democrats -- his come pain has been saying to democrats that president obama has intensified the drug war, if you want to make the statement about the drug war, vote for me. and i think he'll take as many votes from president obama if not mitt romney or more. >> jennifer: let me play you a click of amendment 64 ad. >> i was a marine for six years. i deployed to iraq twice. i came home and started having symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. marijuana helped me from the moment i started using it. it calmed me down my anxiety was almost gone immediately. ♪ >> please vote yes on amendment 64 so other vets don't have to suffer. >> jennifer: david it is a medical marijuana initiative not just legalizing marijuana overall, right? >> no it's medical -- medical marijuana is technically legal here in colorado. president ob
's the governor of new jersey who is busy today of course, running around new jersey trying to make sure everybody is all right and it is a rare moment where a republican praises president obama. now, one republican who did not was the former fema director under george w. bush, michael brown. if you don't remember who michael brown is, you might remember this moment during the bush administration. >> there will be plenty of opportunities to help later on. right now, the immediate concern is to save lives and get food and medicine to people so we can stabilize the situation. i want to thank you all and brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. the fema director is working 24/7. [ applause ] >> cenk: well, that became a big dispute later. michael brown spoke out today and said that president obama was moving too fast during this storm which is fascinating. and he then went on to clarify he said in the context of the election, i simply said he should have waited, the storm was still forming people were debating whether it was
. and he declarefied the statement that he made about president obama. in his words he wasn't actually attacking obama. what he was saying, allegedly was that if obama had waited a little bit until the governors had actually had some time to work and do some things, he would have gotten more political mileage out of the situation. >> we're talking about michael brown, not chris brown. >> caller: michael brown. >> stephanie: what does rihanna think? >> i think he would do a better job than michael brown. >> stephanie: chris brown. i'm not a fan. >> not so much for women. but everything else. >> stephanie: see, that's the thing. you can tell the president is not calculating what's political. that's why it is authentic. he is just doing what he think is best. here's the other thing we keep saying. it is not not like one gaffe or one statement. whether it is all of the rapey republicans. have all of their thoughts -- it is their policy. it is in their policies. it is in their bills. this is the same thing. [ ♪ "w
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